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December 27, 2016

 

New strain of H5N8 detected in France, Germany and Poland (Global Animal Disease Update) (Dec 23, 2016)

 

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A new strain of H5N8 was detected in France, Germany and Poland this week. The following report contains an overview of the disease situation.

 

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1.  New strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France


A new strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in France, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 19 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 8, with two outbreaks reported in Hautes-pyrenees. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 8,385 birds became susceptible, and 800 were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection and traceability. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.


2.  Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease virus detected in Russia


Reoccurrence of foot and mouth disease, serotype O, was detected in Russia, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 19 from Dr. Evgeny Nepoklonov, Deputy Head, Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance, Ministry of Agriculture, Moscow, Russia.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 26, with one outbreak reported in Zabajka Skij Kray. 24 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 871 cattle, 164 sheep/goats and 235 swine becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was fomites, airborne spread and contact with wild species.


Control measures, among others, included quarantine, movement control inside the country, screening, vaccination in response to the outbreak, disinfection, quarantine, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, and zoning. No treatment was given to affected animals.


3.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Netherlands


Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Netherlands, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 19 from Dr. Christianne Bruschke, Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 26, with two outbreaks reported in Overijssel and Friesland. 1,010 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 42,480 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, control of wildlife reservoirs and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


4.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Poland


A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Poland, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 19 from Dr. Krzysztof Jazdzewski, Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, General Veterinary Inspectorate, Varsovie, Poland.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 5, with two outbreaks reported in Lubuskie and Podkarpackie. 471 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 36,257 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, traceability, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


5.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France


A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in France, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 19 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 1, with seven outbreaks reported in Lot-et-garonne, Aveyron, Landes and Gers. 685 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 26,820 birds becoming susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, traceability, surveillance within and outside containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


6.  Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus detected in Cyprus


Reoccurrence of bluetongue virus, serotype 8, was detected in Cyprus, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 19 from Dr. Penelope Stylianou, Acting Director, Veterinary Services, Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment, Nicosia, Cyprus.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 20, with three outbreaks reported in Larnaca. Three cases were identified in goats, 83 cases were identified in sheep/goats, resulting in 34 goats and 1,030 goats/sheep becoming susceptible, and one goat and 25 sheep/goats died. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.


Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, quarantine, surveillance within containment and protection zones, and control of vectors. Vaccination is permitted and treatment was given to affected animals for secondary infections.


7.  New strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France


A new strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N9, was detected in the France, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 20 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 11, with three outbreaks reported in Hautes-pyrenees and Gers. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 1,845 birds became susceptible, which were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, traceability, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


8.  New strain of low pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France


A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N1, was detected in the France, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 20 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 8, with three outbreaks reported in Gers. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 3,286 birds became susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection and traceability. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


9.  New strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in France


A new strain of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in the France, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 20 from Dr. Loic Evain, Directeur Général adjoint, CVO, Direction générale de l'alimentation, Ministère de l'Agriculture, de l'Agroalimentaire et de la Forêt, Paris, France.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on December 1, with three outbreaks reported in Hautes-pyrenees and Gers. The number of cases identified is not calculated because of missing information. 9,044 birds became susceptible, and 900 destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included screening, disinfection, traceability, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


10.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Germany


Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N8, was detected in Germany, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 20 from Dr. Karin Schwabenbauer, Ministerial Dirigentin and Chief Veterinary Officer, Directorate of Animal Health, Animal Welfare, Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL) , Bonn, Germany.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 8, with two outbreaks reported in Sachsen-anhalt and Nordrhein-westfalen. 9,605 cases were identified in birds, resulting in 32,100 birds becoming susceptible. 500 birds died and all others remaining were destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection, traceability, quarantine, surveillance outside and within containment and protection zones, official destruction of animal products, official disposal of carcasses, by-products and waste, control of wildlife reservoirs, and zoning. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.


11.  New strain of bluetongue virus detected in Italy


A new strain of bluetongue virus, serotype 4, was detected in the Italy, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 21 from Prof. Dr. Romano Marabelli, Chief Veterinary Officer, Secretary General, Ministry of Health, Rome, Italy.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on September 1, with 27 outbreaks reported in Veneto and Friuli-venezia Giulia. 98 cases were identified in cattle, resulting in 3,089 cattle becoming susceptible. The source of the outbreaks was vectors.


Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening and zoning. Vaccination is permitted but no treatment was given to affected animals.


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12.  Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus detected in Japan


Reoccurrence of highly pathogenic avian influenza virus, serotype H5N6, was detected in Japan, the OIE reports.


The information was received by the OIE on December 19 from Dr. Kazuo Ito, Director, International Animal Health Affairs Office, Animal Health Division, Food Safety and Consumer Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Tokyo, Japan.


The outbreak event was reported to have started on November 28, with two outbreaks reported in Hokkaido and Miyazaki. 130 fatal cases were identified in birds, resulting in 405,982 birds becoming susceptible and were all destroyed. The source of the outbreaks was unknown.


Control measures, among others, included movement control inside the country, screening, disinfection and quarantine. Vaccination is prohibited and no treatment was given to affected animals.
 
 
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